Stephanie Axtell was born in Cornwall. She studied Illustration at Falmouth School of Art, graduating in 1993. She then spent 16 years as an illustrator, working mainly in watercolour. She collects vintage crockery which, together with old books, flowers and found treasures, provides the inspirational momentum for her paintings. She lives and works in north Cornwall. Stephanie's work haas been shown at New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives.